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21st Bronx River Sounds Performing Arts Festival ‘Rhythms of the Disapora’ at Bronx River Art Center, New York City, USA.

Dates: Friday, June 07, 2024 - Saturday, June 29, 2024

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We have received the following press release;

Kicking Off This Friday - June 7!: BRONX RIVER ART CENTER Presents The 21st Annual BRONX RIVER SOUNDS PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL - “Rhythms of The Diaspora”

Celebrating 37 Years of Bringing Arts & Cultural Programs to the Bronx
“Rhythms of the Diaspora”

Join Us for Four Weekends of the Best Music in the Bronx this Summer!!!
Every Friday & Saturday: June 7th to 29th
1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460 (718) 589-5819


All shows start at 7:30 PM Doors open for cocktails at 6:30 in our gallery and garden terrace

June 7: Yasser Tejeda
Yasser is an award winning Dominican composer, guitarist, vocalist and producer. Tejeda just released his third studio album, La Madrugá. His latest single,Todo Va a Marchar is an upbeat song driven by the rolling and incisive guitar sounds that comes from classic 70s Afropop.”


June 8: Mimi Jones
Bassist Mimi Jones’ latest body of music ” The Black Madonna” is a fusion of styles including jazz, funk, folk and rock, paying homage to popular songs with unexpected arrangements and original material. As a bassist, vocalist, producer and filmmaker Jones has also created her own label — Hot Tone Music.


June 14: Caracas Trio
Caracas Trio is a group of three Venezuelan musicians who write and perform music rooted in Afro-Venezuelan rhythms and melodic improvisation. They use a unique instrumentation of keyboards, drums, and vibraphone to create a diverse range of sounds and colors in their music.


June 15: Edmar Castañeda
Colombian-born Edmar Castañeda has made a name for himself as the preeminent jazz harp virtuoso. Castañeda brings forth a brilliance that beautifully merges the jazz tradition with a diverse set of styles and genres while bringing unbridled attention to an unfamiliar instrument — the harp.


June 21: Julieta Rada
Nominated for “Best New Artist at the 2015 Latin Grammys, Julieta Rada’s music is rooted in Afrro-Uruguayan (Candombe) rhythms, fused with other styles of Afro music such as Funk, Rock R&B and Soul. She has performed on stages around the world with internationally acclaimed artists including her musician father, Rubén Rada.


June 22: Zacchae’us Paul
Zacchae’us Paul is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. His music is a kaleidoscope of styles and sounds that enriches the soul and nourishes the mind. His inspired music delves deep into the very fabric of society, tackling pressing issues such as reparations for historical injustices and the empowering love and spirituality embodied by black women.


June 28: Godwin Louis
Godwin Louis, this accomplished saxophonist, composer, educator, philanthropist, humanitarian and entrepreneur is a trailblazer in the world of music and beyond. Born in Harlem, New York, raised in Bridgeport, CT and Port Au Prince, Haiti, he has evolved a multicultural background rooted in his Haitian heritage.


June 29: Jon Thomas and Firm Roots
True to their name Jon Thomas and Firm Roots “paint”, with ardent and skillful strokes, a celebration of the storied art form that is American music. Firm Roots pulls from the murky and hallowed depths of traditional American folk songs, swing music, and the New york avant-garde, to create novel and infectious backbeats.


Bronx River Art Center
1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460
T (718) 589-5819
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Tuesday - Friday: 2 - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 - 5 PM


Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM


DIRECTIONS TO CENTER: By Train: Take #2 or #5 to West Farms Square/East Tremont. Walk one block east to Bronx Street. By Bus: Take #‘s B9, 21, 36, 40, 42, or Q44 to East Tremont and Boston Road. By Car: Take Bruckner Expressway to Sheridan Expressway, and exit at East Tremont Ave. Turn left at the traffic light one block down onto East Tremont. Turn left after one block onto Bronx St. (Cross Bronx Expressway) towards Rosedale Ave, then exit. Turn left onto Rosedale Ave, then take a left onto Tremont Ave. Drive four blocks to West Farms Square.